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a maid more meg whitman claimed she was miss treated when she was in the country illegally. whitman says not true. >> meg whitman and gloria allred are offering different versions of the story. right now the only thing they can agree on. after working for the whitmans for a decade, she was fired in june of 2009 because she's an illegal immigrant. >> she treat me as if i was not a human being. >> reporter: san tone claims that meg whitman was aware of her status as an illegal immigrant and fired her when she asked for help getting citizenship. >> she say, i cannot help you. and don't say anything to my children. i will tell them you already
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have a new job and that you want to go to school. and from now on, you don't know me and i don't know you. >> meg whitman, who was speaking to a group of workers at cisco claims she falsified her employment records and being manipulated by her attorney, gloria allred. >> she was a friend of our family for nine years. in many ways a member of our extended family. i feel badly for her. she's being manipulated, i think, and i'm sorry about that. >> whitman's campaign supplied us with copies of documents they received when they hired her in 2000. included is an employment application for the question, can you legally accept employment, the yes box was checked. >> we hired nikki through an employment agency and had relied on them obviously to verify that she was legal to work here.
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>> reporter: san yoen's attorney claims they received a letter from the social security administration in 2003 alerting them of the potential problem. she says there was a policy of don't ask, don't tell. for the nine years she worked for the whitmans. >> instead, nikki, the employee was told to quote, check on this, end quote. the employer, however, never asked her about this again. she alleges that she saw these letters after they were thrown in the trash. >> whitman maintain she was not aware of her san yoen's immigration status and when she was aware, she had no choice but to terminate her. allred plans to present evidence that proves whitman knew san yoen what's in fact an immigrant. after being mauled by two dogs in a san jose neighborhood,
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police say a german shephard and pit bull mix crashed through a fence and attacked a man in the 5000 block of camden avenue. he was taken to a local hospital. tonight his condition has not been revealed. the dogs were impounded by animal control officers and the owners of both dogs are said to be cooperating. an officer is in the hospital after an accidental shooting at an east bay gun range. the camp park police officer was training when his gun discharged. he was taken by lifeflight to a trauma center. tonight he is said to be in stable condition. hundreds of bay area parents may soon be forced to quit their jobs. state funded child care centers are at risk of closing if the state does not pass a budget soon. without child care, many say they can't continue to work.
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jody hernandez is live in downtown oakland where parents and teachers and kids held a big demonstration. >> reporter: hundreds of people gathered here to get the message out. time is running out to keep state-funded day care centers open. thousands of bay area parents may soon be forced to make some very tough choices if funding for day care centers runs dry. and that day is quickly approaching. state-funded preschool classrooms across the bay area closed for the day to show what will happen if lawmakers don't pass a budget soon. >> we're not sure what's going to happen. we're not sure what we're going to do. our lives, our families, our communities are in jeopardy. >> reporter: hundreds of day care providers and the families that depend on them marched from fremont to oakland. where they rallied outside the state building, demanding a budget that includes funding for child care. >> without day care, which we really depend on to do our job,
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i mean, we would be missing out on the income because both of us can't continue to take time off. >> reporter: this couple can't afford private preschool for their daughter lay la. thousands of families like them could be out of luck. >> can you imagine if none of us were able to have any child care, how that would impact california, their jobs, our jobs, what we're doing? i mean, it would be a big loss. >> state-funded preschools haven't gotten paid since july. if lawmakers don't pass a budget that includes child care soon, they may soon be forced to close for good. >> child care facilities are suffering across the state. several have closed already. >> reporter: the state budget is now 91 days past due. many day care centers have taken out loans to get by. but many simply can't stay afloat for much longer.
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jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. santa clara county supervisors are opting out of a program. critics say it could lead to racial profiling. supporters countered that it has led to the deportation of tens of thousands of criminals. san francisco has indicated it too wants to opt out of that program. a cool down at the coast but still hot for parts of the east and south bay. the heat wave continued inland, even though high temperatures didn't quite reach the levels of the past few days. jeff is in the weather center with a look at today's numbers. >> we have to use the word cool loosely as you hinted at. it's still hot for the inland spots but overall, 5 to 10 degrees of cooling for the bayside communities and north bay as well. let's look at the hot spots, livermore with 101. santa rosa, 97, near record
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territory but we're not expecting nearly as many records as we had yesterday. so where did the cooling occur? san francisco 81, san mateo at 88. mainly the peninsula and coastline had the cooling. as you look at the overall heat wave the past couple of days, it was not the hottest so far this year. that goes to the heat spell on august the 24th when santa rosa had temperatures close to 110. coming up, we'll tell you when inland spots will return to the low 80s in the seven-day forecast. the hot weather is causing an unusual problem for san francisco, raccoons. the clever creatures are foraging for food later in the season because this summer was unusually cool and rainy. they stayed inside. we'll have more on the raccoon and what to do about them coming up at 6:00. the hot weather is coming with a sigh of west nile virus.
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they have found mosquitos in antioch. they say mosquitos drive and man-made water sources like neglected pools. a massive earthquake shook the waters east of the indonesia but the tsunami danger has now passed. there were no reports of damage even though it was a magnitude 7.2 quake that struck west of the papua province. it is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity. in 2004, an earthquake caused a tsunami in indonesia that killed more than 200,000 people. next, the controversy behind mammograms and when women should get them. why new information released today is adding to the confusion. banking on tragedy.
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st scammers from the san bruno fire. >> it is nice to be paid middle class salary. underpaid and overworked. would a bonus help teachers help make the grade in the classroom? triple digits remain in the east bay. however we are going to undergo more cooling for tomorrow. the south bay 11:00 a.m., only whenhewe'l tell you when the l will return in the seven-day forecast coming up. [ ruiz ] reliable tools started as a brick and mortar store. we sell lathes, mills, high-tech equipment. i had an idea to go ahead and put up a couple of items on ebay,
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and they brought more than our expectations. meg whitman gave me the tools to expand globally. we sell to australia, india... that big blue machine over there? it's going to malaysia on wednesday. with ebay, she created jobs for millions of people. with meg's creativity, she'll be able to create jobs here in california. i'm mariano ruiz and i'm a meg whitman success story.
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prosecutors say a fifth person has been charged with posing as a victim of san bruno
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pipeline explosion in order to get free assistance. 51-year-old daniel stansbury from losaltoss. he set up a fake name and said he lived in the neighborhood. he then allegedly accepted $2,000 in gift cards. four other people have been posing as victims of the blast as well. it's education nation on nbc this week where we focus on the state of education across the country. tonight we look at salaries. if we increase houp how much we pay teachers, will that increase the quality of education in our nation's schools. >> reporter: when it kocomes so salary, brooks just got moved to the front of the class. he recently started a new job as a master teacher at a high school in queenz, new york.
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it means more hours and responsibility and a bonus, up to 30% of her salary. >> it's need to be able to be paid a middle class salary. >> reporter: with the average public school teacher starting at $31,000 a year, more schools are using dollars to make change. new york's charter school starts teachers at $125,000 a year. and teachers at underperforming and hard to establish schools in massachusetts and chicago will soon get bonuses thanks to federal grants. do pay incentives work? last week vanderbilt released the first review of mer rit pay in the u.s. it looked at 300 teachers over three years and found that offering bonuses had no effect on student performance. >> teachers give their best every day, not just on pay day. >> reporter: but teacher brian crosby, author of $100,000 teacher says better take makes
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teaching a more attractive career choice. >> you'll have people who say, gee, if i become a teacher, if i work really hard, i can maybe ascend to a certain position? maybe instead of law or medicine or architecture i'll go into teaching. >> reporter: teachers agreed that pay inseptembcentives can helpful. while not the solution to all challenges, it would could be oe day to help teachers make the grade. >> education nation continues tonight on nbc "nightly news." what country ranks number one in education in the world? what could the u.s. learn from them. the woman who faked her way into the hearts nationwide with claims of an acid astack. story made her first public appearance after being hospitalized for pouring acid on
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her own face. she now faces charges of donation that's were supposed to go towards medical bills. her hearing is scheduled for october 19th. former president jimmy carter will stay in an ohio hospital another night. they say they will continue to monitor his progress. carter was rushed to the hospital from the airport tuesday morning. he became ill with stomach problems during a flight from atlanta to cleveland. trying to ward off the germs of the cold season? experts say instead of vitamins, you might be better off reaching for a bar a soap. people taking 200 mill grams of vitamin c, it did little to reduce the likelihood or severity of colds. >> there are 200 different viruses that cause the common cold and it's unlikely there will be one product or one substance that will prevent
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transmission. >> instead the doctor recommends washing your habds, the best defense is good hand hygiene. conflicting new information about mammograms. new research in sweden shows mammograms can lower a patient's risk from dying from breast cancer. but that contradicts recommendations in the u.s. that people in the 40s do not need the routine checkups. kristen dahlgren helps to clear up the confusion. >> reporter: the latest study comes from sweden, where researchers found women in their 40s who had mammograms also had a 26% lower risk of dying from breast cancer. those results published less than a year after the u.s. preventative services task force issued recommendations suggesting women in their 40s did not need routine mammograms. and just a week after norwegian researchers concluded mammograms had only a modest benefit on mortality rates. what's a woman to do? even cancer researchers admit it can be confusing. >> i don't think we should make any drastic changes based on any
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one study right now. >> reporter: instead experts recommend talking with your doctor and practicing breast self-awareness. difference in the month lly exa that were once recommended. >> most women have fib row cystic changes. we're looking for something that's changing and getting bigger and not going away with men strul periods. women can also find hope in new and better screening technologies, being used or developed. and researchers are learning more every day. even if it is sometimes hard to sort through all of the studies. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, washington. tropical storm nicole is giving florida a good soaking on the way to the east coast. heavy rains created misery across southern florida earlier today. forecasters say even though nicole has not reached hurricane strength it is becoming a major rain event. heavy winds and flash floods are
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predicted from southern florida to farther north along the east coast. as a precaution, the nhl canceled tonight's preseason game between the panthers and the carolina hurricanes. i guess the irony there is the panthers don't like the rain. >> we have to worry about the heat. it is exciting now. >> starting to come on down, which is nice. my ac broke for the second time for four weeks in my car. leave it up to a weather guy to have his ac break in the car. i was laughing yesterday. >> with the windows down and the heat. >> it is getting fixed now. that's the most important part. 76 right now in san francisco. winds northwest at 15. that humidity is also on the rise, a sign of the moisture that is building right along the coastline as this fog is continuing to bank up just off our pacific coast. temperatures are down because of this fog that's also starting to push in a sea breeze, 81 in san
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francisco and 88 in san mateo. then you head inland and it is still hot for you, about 15 to 20 degrees above average with 94? sunnyvale, 92 in san jose and 101 in livermore. tonight the fog continues to build. it's still going to be mild here for inland locations. for thursday even more cooling, however, even our east bay locations will still stay on the warmer side. ahead for the weekend it looks cooler as the sea breeze will continue to remain in place off the coastline. here's our fog that continues to develop, it's a little bit more robust today and we're starting to get the fog and low clouds closer to the peninsula and also right into the north bay. that will continue to help to drop temperatures each and every day over the next four-day period. high pressure is weakening slightly so we'll still call it warm for thursday inland with more 80s than 90s. that's the good news. for friday, temperatures continue to trickle down again for both the coastline and
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inland spots. for the east bay tomorrow, 64, by 11:00 a.m., on the warmer side but not nearly as hot as it has been the past couple of days. low 80s by 11:00 a.m. meanwhile, starting off tomorrow, a little bit on the cooler side for those in the north bay with low to mid-50s and we'll look at low 60s throughout the peninsula and right into san francisco. as for tomorrow in the south bay, upper 80s to near 90 degrees in san jose. los gatos, 89. 91 in livermore, your ac will get a little bit more of a break tomorrow as the temperatures continue to trickle on down. 89 in concord and 83 in napa. another spots tomorrow besides the coast that will see more noticeable changes will be the north bay, which will see some upper 70s and low to mid-80s. weather channel any time on
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cable and we'll see a consistent trend with low to mid-80s inland and low 60s back at the coast. what a hot couple of days. >> it has been, for sure. >> thanks, jeff. howard stern shocked himself. a surprise waiting for him at work that he never saw coming. then -- >> i'm sorry -- this is insane. insane. getsainful on live tv.l on live. our state is in a real mess.
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and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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shock jock howard stern is used to all sorts of unusual guests, one recent visitor turned out to be a pest. stern says in the building where his radio show airs has been hit hard by bed bugs. the bugs were sniffed out in the limosine by dogs. experts called new york the epicenter of a nationwide
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resurgence in bed bugs. stern says the building was treated over the weekend and is now bed bug free. the man set to take over bp this week has a new plan to avoid disasters like the gulf spill. bob dudley announced today that he is setting up a new safety division to track operations around the world. dudley replaced tony hayward. those 33 miners trapped underground in chile, may be rescued sooner than expected. drilling has been going very well. so well, in fact, that experts now think the miners could be free as soon as next month. it was thought that the rescue couldn't happen before november or maybe even december. the three drill that's are making the escape tunnels have worked much more effectively than anyone expected. the families holding vigil for the miners cheered when they heard about the progress. the miners have been trapped
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